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Live auction - fco_317019 - FRENCH INDOCHINA 20 Centièmes (Essai) Cupro-Nickel 1928 Paris

FRENCH INDOCHINA 20 Centièmes (Essai) Cupro-Nickel 1928 Paris MS
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 1 000 €
Maximum bid : 1 000 €
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 18:59:48
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : 20 Centièmes (Essai) Cupro-Nickel
Date: 1928
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : -
Metal : copper nickel
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,07 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Oxydation au revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : REPUBLIQUE - FRANCAISE// 1928 À L'EXERGUE.
Obverse description : La République assise à gauche de trois quarts de face, radiée et drapée tenant un faisceau de licteur, appuyée sur un gouvernail et une ancre ; devant elle une rizière ; signé BARRE à l'exergue.


Reverse legend : INDOCHINE FRANCAISE// TITRE 0,680. POIDS 5.GR4..
Reverse description : 20 / CENT. / A dans une couronne composite formée de branches d'olivier et de chêne entremêlées.


Cette monnaie inédite n’est pas mentionnée par Jean Lecompte. Elle reprend les caractéristique de l’essai de 1928 en bronze excepté pour le métal.Il s’agit soit d’une pré-série, soit d’un essai pour un type finalement non adopté.

Historical background



The French Indochina is a part of the former French colonial empire, creation of the colonial administration, grouping several territories: the protectorates of Tonkin and Annam and Cochin colony, gathered from 1949 within the State of Vietnam, the french protectorate of Laos and the french protectorate Cambodia. The Indochinese Union was created by the union of different Southeast Asia colonized territories or passed under French protectorate in the nineteenth century. In the twentieth century, various Vietnamese independence movements are gaining strength: during the Second World War, the weakening of the metropolis and the occupation of Indochina by the Empire of Japan, ended the French colonial administration March 9, 1945 (in July 1945 in Cochin). The power vacuum at the end of the war allows the Vi? T Minh, Vietnamese independence movement led by the Indochinese Communist Party, to seize north. Conciliation and attempts to reform the status of Indochina fail and end in 1946 in the Indochina War. Faced with the political and military stalemate, France must bring himself to abandon Indochina, the Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian components have their independence recognized by the Geneva Accords of 1954, which also formalize the partition of Vietnam, as wished the Americans and Chinese.

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